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Rules of Uno Attack

Check out our easy-to-read how-to-play rules of Uno Attack.

Players: 2 to 10 | Game duration from: 30 mins | Game Complexity:

Setting up Uno Attack

  • Everyone picks a card and person with the highest number of deals. Special Cards do not count. 
  • The dealer deals 7 cards to each player, 
  • The dealer starts the Discard pile placing a card on top of the Launcher.

Starting the Discard Pile

Reverse Card

 The dealer plays first, but the play goes right instead of left. 

Uno Reverse Card

Skip Card

Left of the dealer is skipped. Left of the skipped player starts.

Uno Skip Card

Wild Card

The player to the left of the dealer calls out a color, then plays.

Uno Wild Card

Hit 2

The player to the left of the dealer must hit Launcher twice.
After that, the next player (the second to the dealer’s left) plays.  

Uno Hit 2 Card

Trade Hands

It’s put back in the deck and another one is chosen.

Uno Trade Hands

Discard All

The player to the left of the dealer starts with a card of the same color, or another Discard All card. He/she must hit the Launcher button if that’s not possible.  

Uno Discard All

Wild All Hit

Beginning with the person to the dealer’s left, each player must press the Launcher button once. Play continues to the left if the Launcher fails to fire any cards.
Players who activated the Launcher must add any cards shot out to their hands. (NOTE: More than one player may activate the Launcher. The dealer does not activate the Launcher.) Play continues as usual.

Uno Wild Hit

Wild Hit-Fire

The player to the dealer’s left who presses the Launcher button until it fires. After putting the Launched cards in his/her hand, the next player to his/her left begins play.  

Uno Wild Hit Fire
  • The dealer then loads the Launcher with the remaining cards
  • The player to the left of the dealer begins play

Step by Step Uno Attack Gameplay

Uno Attack Launcher

In Uno Attack, players are dealt 7 cards. Start a DISCARD pile by placing a card on top of the Launcher. Players take turns to play a matching card on the DISCARD pile either by numbers, colors, or words.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Play matching card to Discard Pile

You play a matching card on the DISCARD pile either by numbers, colors, or words.
As an example, throw a red 7 or any color 7 onto the DISCARD pile if the card is a red 7.
If appropriate, you can also play a Special Card. 
Hit Launcher button if you don’t play a matching card.
Play moves on to the left.

Hitting Launcher Button

Press Uno Attack Launcher

If nothing matches hit the Launcher button.
If nothing happens, play moves on.
If cards shoot out, add them to your hand. 
Play passes to the left (until a Reverse card is played). 

Call “UNO” when playing your 2nd last card

Call Uno when playing your 2nd last card.
If caught not doing so, you must hit the Launcher button TWICE.
You may not catch a player for failing to say UNO until 2nd last card touches the Discard pile.
You may not catch a player who fails to say UNO after the next player begins their turn.
“Beginning a turn” is defined as either playing a card or hitting the Launcher button.

Going out – Playing all your cards

Round ends when a player has played all their cards.
If a player goes out by discarding a Wild All Hit card or Wild Hit-Fire card, all players must follow the normal rules for these cards. A player may not go out on a Trade Hands card.
As soon as the Discard pile reaches the top of the plastic “stopper” that holds it in place, reshuffle the Discard pile, reload the Launcher, and continue playing.
Round is scored and next round is started.

Scoring Uno Attack Round

You get points for cards left in opponents’ hands as follows:

All cards through 9 – Face Value
Reverse – 20 Points
Skip – 20 Points
Hit 2 – 20 Points
Discard All – 30 Points
Trade Hands 30 Points
Wild – 50 Points
Wild All Hit – 50 Points
Wild Hit-Fire – 50 Points

Winning Uno Attack

Be the first player to reach 500 points.


Special Uno Attack Cards

Reverse

Simply reverse play direction.

Skip

The next player to play loses his/her turn

Wild Card

Play this card on any card. You can continue playing any color, even the one currently being played. Wild cards can be played even if the player has another playable card in hand.

Hit 2

The next player must hit the Launcher button twice when this card is played. Play continues with the next player.

Trade Hands

The player discarding the Trade Hands card must trade his/her hand with another player of his/her choice.

Discard All

You can play this card to discard all cards of the same color in your hand. A yellow 7 is on the Discard pile. You can discard all your yellow cards in your hand and put a yellow Discard All card on top. You can discard one Discard All card on top of another.

Wild All Hit

This card is played by calling a color, and then pressing the Launcher button once by each player (starting with the discard player’s left).
Play continues with the player to the left if the Launcher does not shoot any cards. If a card shoots out, it must be added to the hand of the player who activated the Launcher.
(Note: More than one player can activate the Launcher, but the player who played the Wild All Hit card does not activate the Launcher.)
Then play continues as usual.  

Wild Hit Fire

The player who plays this card calls a color, then the next player in the direction of play must press the Launcher button until cards are shot out. Play continues with the next player after the activating player adds the Launched cards to his/her hand.


SPECIAL UNO ATTACK RULES

 Any cards that stick out of the Launcher after activation must be taken by the player who activated it.

Reneging

You may choose not to play a playable card from your hand. If so, you must hit the Launcher button. Your turn is then over.

PENALTIES

Any player making a card suggestion to another player must hit the Launcher button 4 times.

Two Player Game

Rules for Two Players – Play UNO Attack! with two players
with the following special rules:

Playing a Reverse card acts like a Skip. The player who plays the Reverse may immediately play another card. The person playing a Skip card may immediately
play another card.

When a Hit 2 card is played and your opponent has hit the Launcher button twice, the play is back to you.


UNO Attack FAQs

What are the cards in Uno Attack?

There are 112 cards:
18 Blue cards with values from 1 to 9
18 Green cards with values from 1 to 9
18 Red cards with values 1 to 9
18 Yellow cards with values 1 to 9
8 Hit 2 cards – 2 each in blue, green, red and yellow
8 Reverse cards – 2 each in blue, green, red and yellow
8 Skip cards – 2 each in blue, green, red and yellow
4 Discard All cards – 1 each in blue, green, red and yellow
4 Trade Hands cards – 1 each in blue, green, red and yellow
4 Wild cards
2 Wild All-Hit cards
2 Wild Hit-Fire cards

Do you have to say Uno in every turn in Uno Attack?

No. You only call UNO when playing your 2nd last card.

How many cards do you get in Uno Attack?

At the start of the round, each player is dealt 7 cards.



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